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The Blind Swine

July 19, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The museum’s raw space, once used as a garage, will be open for an authentic 1920s era speakeasy experience. Held the first and third Fridays from June 7th through October 4th, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Each event will have a different theme related to the era. Guests enter through the museum’s south door, if they have the password, and can enjoy live music and fun activities to learn about local history – all while enjoying a now legal beverage.  There is a suggested $5 donation at the door.

The Western Illinois Museum is located at 201 South Lafayette Street, one block south of Macomb’s Courthouse Square.  The password can be found on the museum’s Facebook page or by texting “swine” to 309.837.2613. For more information contact the museum at or 309.837.2750.

LIVE Attractions at The Blind Swine

The Blind Swine takes its name from the common rural term for a speakeasy, The Blind Pig. Live animals, like pigs, were “on view” for a 25 cent ticket, which also got you a cool spirited beverage.  Thought we’d change things up a bit and name our fine establishment after a popular local breed, the White Chester Swine. On July 19th get ready for a special attraction!


July 19, 2019
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Western Illinois Museum
201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455 United States
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